SC receives extension for REAL ID compliance

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced 17 states received extensions to meet the requirements of the Real ID act. If that happened, travelers would have needed a passport to board domestic flights.

Minnesota needs the extra time to implement stricter security standards for state-issued drivers' licenses and identification cards, which were authorized in legislation enacted earlier this year.

"South Carolinians can rest assured knowing their state-issued licenses and IDs are still accepted for federal activities that will eventually require a REAL ID".

PennDOT expects to have REAL ID-compliant driver's licenses available as an option in March 2019. However, back in May, the state began accepting documents so they'd be on file when REAL ID finally goes into effect.

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Any time you need to visit an Oregon DMV office in person, DMV suggests that you visit to make sure you have everything you need.

You must show a complete name change history that links your birth certificate name to your present day name. However, it costs an additional $15 for the card holder and requires multiple documents to apply, such as a US passport, original birth certificate, original social security card, a utility bill, and a pay stub.

Dayton says about current problems with issuing drivers licenses, tabs and titles because of new software, "I'm not saying there haven't been some serious snafus".

Members of Montana's congressional delegation have introduced legislation seeking to overturn the REAL ID Act.